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Compendio de la historia geografica, natural y civil del reyno de Chile, (1788)

Author: Molina, Giovanni Ignazio, 1740-1829
Subject: Natural history; Indian linguistics
Publisher: En Madrid : por Don Antonio de Sancha. Año M. DCC. LXXXVIII. Se hallará en su librería en la Aduana Vieja.
Language: Spanish
Call number: b2227894
Digitizing sponsor: John Carter Brown Library
Book contributor: John Carter Brown Library
Collection: jcbportugalbrazil; JohnCarterBrownLibrary; americana
Notes: No table-of-contents pages found. Copyright found on title page. Foldout in back.

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Translation, by Domingo José de Arquellada Mendoza, of: Saggio sulla storia naturale del Chili. Bologna, 1782

Original work in Italian is an extended version of the natural history section of the author's: Compendio della storia geografica, naturale e civile del regno del Chile. Bologna, 1776 (published anonymously)

The title of this edition in Spanish includes "civil history." However, that section of text was published, as a companion volume, under the title: Compendio de la historia civil del reyno de Chile. Madrid, 1795, translated by Nicolás de la Cruz y Bahamonde from the Italian of Molina's: Saggio sulla storia civile del Chili. Bologna, 1787

Text in Spanish; diagnoses of taxa of animals, plants and minerals in Latin

Signatures; *-2* 3*² A-3F 3G² (3G2 blank)

Map unnumbered; legends and names in Spanish

Text divided into four books: "Libro primero. Situacion, meteoros y temperamento de Chile." (p. 1-42); "Libro segundo. Aguas, tierras, piedras, sales, betunes y metales del reyno de Chile." (p. 43-124); "Libro terceo. Yerbas, arbustos y arboles del reyno de Chile." (p. 125-212); "Libro quarto. Gusanos, insectos, reptiles, peces, páxaros y quadrúpedes de Chile." (p. 213-418)

Book IV includes two catalogs: "Catalogo I. Nuevas especies descriptas en este compendio, y dispuestas segun al sistema de Linnéo." (p. 388-4407); "Catalogo II. De algunos vocabulos chileños perteneciente á la historia natural." (p. 407-418)

Includes, on p. 307-418, over 300 terms in Spanish with equivalents in Araucanian [Mapuche]

Includes bibliographical references

Brown, J.C., 1493-1800

Medina, J.T. Bib. hispano-chilena


Palau y Dulcet (2nd ed.)

Stafleu & Cowan

John Carter Brown Library copy bound in contemporary calf

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